Frogmore Cotton Plantation & Gins
Cotton then and now is the story told at Frogmore Plantation. Rand McNally selected this 1800-acre working cotton plantation as a "MUST SEE SITE." Nineteen restored buildings include slave cabins, plantation store, church, barn, privies, and a rare Smithsonian quality steam engine cotton gin. The comprehensive, southern history guided tour follows the early Natchez planters and their slaves through an evolution from the wilderness to a thriving 1850's cotton plantation, and then beyond the War Between the States to a struggling new lifestyle called sharecropping. Then contrast the historical days with today by touring the only high-tech, completely computerized cotton gin in the world and drive through a modern, working cotton plantation. Visitors can pick cotton all months except May and June when the plants are immature.
20 minutes west of Natchez, MS on US Hwy. 84
or 60 minutes east of Alexandria, LA on US Hwy. 84